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Mears Group named preferred bidder on NHS contract

Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust has named Mears Group the preferred bidder to run its Living Well@Home Services contract.

The contract, which is due to be awarded in January and starts in April, is for a minimum of five years with three potential one-year extensions.

Mears will take on the role of prime contractor and work with Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust to integrate IT systems and deliver a range of community based services including domiciliary care and learning disabilities support.

David Miles, chief executive of Mears (pictured), said: "The anticipated award of this Torbay contract is another crucial milestone for Mears and represents further strong development in the UK care market. While still early days, there are indications now that a number of other local authorities are looking to follow the lead of Wiltshire County Council and now Torbay.”

The support services firm runs home care services in Wiltshire.

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Posted on: 15/12/2014

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